McDonald's turns to all-day breakfast for US boost

Foodservice focus - all-day breakfast; concept NPD

September saw McDonald's make two significant announcements in the US, a one-two from Taco Bell and a new format from hitherto retro-focused...

Lidl's wage hike could put pressure on competitor margins

Retail margin management in spotlight

A consistent challenge facing grocers is maintaining – or strengthening – margins in a frequently hostile retail environment. This must be a...

Unilever seeks to build value of  Magnum proposition through Magnum Pleasure stores

How brands are eyeing their own retail presence

Unilever is building on its push into branded ice cream retail with the acquisition of Italian gelato group Grom. And Unilever is not the on...

'In the case of Dairy Crest our three tips are: Lactalis, Lactalis and again Lactalis'

Why Lactalis could move for Dairy Crest

With the UK's Competition and Markets Authority likely to approve the disposal of Dairy Crest's milk business in the coming weeks, some indu...

Across European markets, promotions vary wildly, again with often poor results despite high levels on promotion

The consistent inconsistency of European promos

Are promotions leading to increased sales in Europe's major grocery markets? IRI's Jacques Dupré analyses how discounts are affecting sales,...

Who will make a play for Diamond's stable of snack brands?

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

How latest trans fat studies show complexity of health debate 29 Sep 15

Two pieces of research in Europe on trans fat underline the complexity of dietary science and, therefore, the formulation of product development strategies and public health messages. Ben Cooper reports.

Fonterra's full-year results – 10 things to learn 25 Sep 15

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September). The result was achieved despite lower sales from the co-operative, with a focus on efficiency and product mix as well as the benefit of lapping weak prior-year comparables. Here are just-food's ten key takeaways from Fonterra's fiscal 2014/15 numbers.

Thought Leaders

Earth's Best infant formula line launched in China

Richard Siddle | 9 Oct 15 Earth's Best formula to go on sale in China

Hain Celestial is to start selling its organic infant formula, Earth’s Best Organic, in China through its joint venture with Chinese pharmaceutical group Hutchison China MediTech, or Chi-Med.

Clearwater acquires UK shellfish group Macduff

Katy Askew | 9 Oct 15 Clearwater expands in Europe with premium shellfish buy

Canadian seafood group Clearwater Seafoods is extending its presence in the European premium shellfish market with the acquisition of UK-based Macduff Shellfish Group for GBP98.4m (US$151m). 

Future Group plans major push in food production

Katy Askew | 9 Oct 15 Future Group eyes food sector

Indian conglomerate Future Group is planning a major push in food manufacturing as part of its drive to increase sales to INR10trn (US$154.2bn) over the next six years. 

Recent News - (Updated: 4:21pm 9 Oct 2015)

LDC H1 sales boosted by acquisitions, organic grow

Raisio revamps UK cereal arm, jobs to go

Fonterra cuts sugar in Australia yoghurt line

Almarai Q3 sales and profits up

Food industry quotes of week - R&R, TPP, Unilever

Albert Bartlett enters UK frozen potato category

Wrap: Nestle/R&R; TPP deal; US dietary guidelines

Sanitarium launches gluten-free breakfast drink 

How Thai Union wants to be sustainability "leader" 28 Sep 15

Ben CooperTwo 'hottest hotspots' for global seafood companies are illegal fishing and labour, Dr McBain says

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.

Sir Kensington's co-founders on growth plans after investment round 16 Sep 15

Dean BestSir Kensington's cash injection to fuel growth

Fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington's, which is building a business supplying retailers like Whole Foods and foodservice chains like Bareburger, has secured financial backing from Verlinvest, the Belgium-based private-equity firm backed by shareholders in brewing giant AB InBev, and the founder of Vita Coco, the coconut water business. In just-food's latest bitesize interview, Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, the co-founders of Sir Kensington's, talk to Dean Best about how they plan to use the funds.

Ballymaguire Foods MD outlines UK ready meal ambitions 8 Sep 15

Hannah AbdullaEdward Spelman, MD, Ballymaguire Foods

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Tesco to change the way it pays suppliers

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 7 Oct 15

The UK retail giant has sought to "simplify" its trade terms with suppliers.

Could Diamond Foods sell itself piecemeal?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 6 Oct 15

With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.

Austria joins list countries opting out of GMOs

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 25 Sep 15

Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Private-equity firm Exponent has struck a deal to sell the UK-based meat-free business to Philippines group Monde Nissin.

B&G Foods enters US frozen with Green Giant deal

B&G Foods enters US frozen with Green Giant deal

Taking on the struggling Green Giant business with a US$765m deal marks B&G Foods' entry into the US frozen sector. Will it pay off?

Global Savory Snacks Market: Merger and Acquisitions August

Global Savory Snacks Market: Merger and Acquisitions August 2015

The report provides a review of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnering deals, and agreements entered into by companies active in the global savory snacks market during August 2015... Read more

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Food Processing Equipment Manufacturers (NORDIC) - Industry Report

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E-Grocery Market in India - Market Research 2015-2019

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Frozen Yogurt Market in US 2015-2019

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Global Confectionery Market: News and Events August 2015

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